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Two Nome-Beltz Basketball Players Earn First Team All-State Honors

Richard Cross prepares to take a free throw at the Alaska 3A State Championship. Janice Homekingkeo photo. April 5, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Nome-Beltz Middle High School’s Richard Cross and Finn Gregg have been named to the 2023-24 All-State basketball first team by the Alaska Basketball Coaches Association. Both players played pivotal roles in […]

Wilson Hoogendorn Wins 2024 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race

Competitors of the 2024 Nome Golovin snowmachine race wait at the start line as a helicopter hovers in the background. Janice Homekingkeo photo. March 20, 2024 Janice Homekingkeo, Communications Director Ben Townsend, News Director Huddled together in groups scattered across the frigid sea ice running parallel to Front Street, nearly 100 people cheered as rookie […]

Young Racers Shine at Fourth Annual Nome Youth 120 & 200 Snowmachine Race

A child wearing warm clothing and protective gear rides a snowmachine across an icy trail.

A young competitor at the fourth annual Nome Youth 120 & 200 Snowmachine race leans into a turn around the freshly plowed track canvassing the small boat harbor in Nome. Janice Homekingkeo photo. March 19, 2024 Sarah Swartz, News Reporter Over 150 residents and motorsport fans scaled the railing near the small boat harbor in […]

Dallas Seavey Overcomes Early Adversity to Become Six-Time Iditarod Champion

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory.

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory. (Ben Townsend photo) March 12, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Dallas Seavey entered the history books with a dominant performance in the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, claiming a record sixth victory. Seavey […]

‘Look out for the Nanooks’ this sporting season

With interview assist from Francisco Martinezcuello of KYUK A total of 131 high school wrestlers gathered at Bethel Regional High School (BRHS) last week (Oct. 13-14) for the first wrestling tournament of the season. Several Nome Nanooks competed in their respective weight classes at the Bethel Scramble. A total of 350 matches were wrestled.  Corey […]

XC teams battle fog and terrain at State Championships

Over the past weekend, highschool cross country teams from across Alaska traveled to Palmer to compete in the last competition of the season, the ASAA State Championships. At the end of September (Sep. 30), the Nanooks cross-country team traveled to Bethel to compete in the 3A Big West Meet. The results revealed AwaLuk Nichols, Lauren […]

Six Nanooks will compete in XC State Championships

Members of the Nanooks cross-country team have repeatedly broken personal records and run seasonal best times at various cross-country meets this season. Last weekend, the team traveled to Bethel to compete for a spot in the ASAA Cross-Country State Championships. On Saturday (Sep. 31), high school cross-country teams from Northwest Alaska gathered at ‘The Pit’ […]

Nanooks X/C bring fierce competition, creating new personal records

The Nome-Beltz Nanooks won the Nome Classic Invitational cross country meet this past weekend. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

Intense competition gathered at Anvil Mountain on Saturday (Sep. 16) for the annual Nome-Beltz X/C Invite, which occurs mid-September every year. More than one hundred contestants competed in the 5K on the sunny Saturday afternoon. Twelve schools competing in the Invite represented the Bering Strait communities of Nome, Kotzebue, White Mountain, Shishmaref, Gambell, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, […]